The Top English Grammar Tips From A–Z
1gaffe feminine, masculinemetedura de pata feminine informalmetida de pata feminine Latin America informalplancha feminine informalpifia feminine informalto make / commit a gaffe — meter la pata informal
- He was forced to resign from the position of transport secretary at the end of May after an 11-month tenure marked by a series of gaffes and blunders.
- Embarrassment concerns lighter social gaffes and violations of decorous comportment.
- Otherwise it's merely a gaffe, an embarrassment or a row.
- The Cultural Cold War contains some silly mistakes and some real gaffes.
- Several of his major gaffes were simple mistakes of technique, which over time can be corrected.
- Don't even think about ordering in Spanish or French - a diplomatic gaffe.
- Only then, having realised their diplomatic gaffe, did the White House alter its stance.
- He is disarmingly straightforward about his goofs and gaffes, of which he had plenty during his first go-round.
- She was given to embarrassing conversational gaffes; he could be boorish and argumentative when drunk - which was often.
- His reluctance to be leader combined with his recent rather embarrassing gaffes has, however, compelled me to examine the alternatives.
- Jubilant children can now go to their chosen schools after education chiefs admitted an embarrassing gaffe.
- It is said in Washington that a gaffe is when someone slips up and tells the truth.
- As in all such debates, the principal goal is to avoid a gaffe which will make embarrassing headlines the next morning.
- He was a keen humorist and sometimes it was hard to tell which of his remarks were jokes and which were gaffes.
- With respect to the film itself, there are many who take pride in highlighting the several goofs and gaffes on display.
- I kept things moving reasonably well and didn't commit any major gaffes or trip over my words too badly.
- The incident is the latest in a string of embarrassing security gaffes to affect the software giant.
- What they're after is the gaffe or the mistake rather than the analysis of the decision.
- Criticism, missteps and gaffes began to characterize news coverage.
- We all know some of the famous gaffes that have been performed.
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